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Roosevelt offers its undergraduate students two types of mentoring opportunities: professional mentoring and peer mentoring. Graduate students should check with their departments for mentoring opportunities.

Professional Mentoring Program

Our Mentoring Program pairs current Roosevelt undergraduates with working and retired professionals in a variety of fields to help  students establish their futures.  Through participation in the Mentoring Program at Roosevelt University, mentees will:

  • Develop skills for critical reflection and problem-solving
  • Practice and improve effective, ethical communication in diverse settings
  • Begin to cultivate a robust network of relationships with people beyond the University
  • Build confidence and awareness of self-efficacy to support persistence and resilience

Roosevelt Mentors will:

  • Have a minimum of eight years experience
  • Prioritize the mentee's growth, goals, and empowerment
  • Coach their mentees to develop essential skills for professional and civic life
  • Initiate connections between their mentee and their colleagues in their field
  • Discuss resources, skills, and knowledge relevant to their professional and civic roles
  • Commit to roughly one hour per month

Roosevelt Mentees will:

  • Be eligible if they are currently enrolled at Roosevelt and have earned a minimum of 30 credit hours
  • Lead the relationship by asking questions, setting and sharing their goals, and reflecting on their experiences with their mentor
  • Initiate the relationship by making the first contact, drive the conversation with questions and topics for discussion
  • Attend workshops and orientation sessions so that they are prepared for meaningful mentoring
  • Commit to roughly three hours per month

Mentoring Partnerships will be:

  • Based on alignment between individuals' skills, backgrounds, and goals
  • Free for all participants
  • Supported and facilitated by Roosevelt University staff
  • Flexible, and meetings can take place in any location or format that works for the mentor and mentee

Applications are now being accepted. Students can complete the mentee application. Those interested in serving as mentors can apply through the mentor application. For additional information, contact the Professional Mentoring Program below.

Peer Mentoring Program

The Peer Mentor Program is a student-centered program that provides one-on-one peer mentoring services to freshmen, transfer students, nontraditional students, students with disabilities, and any Roosevelt student seeking to learn and grow from the experience of working with a trained Roosevelt Peer Mentor. We aim to provide support that is fitted to the student in order to create an enjoyable RU experience.

Services include, but are not limited to:

  • One-on-one weekly mentoring sessions
  • Events
  • Group outings
  • Workshops
  • Easy access to RU resources
  • Study Support
  • Organization strategies
  • Social Support
  • Test Preparation
  • Writing and proofreading assistance

For more information or to request a mentor, contact the Office of Academic Success below.

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